Blue Tailed Goodea

Other Blue Tailed Goodea Names: Blue Tailed Goodea, Blue Tailed Goodeid

Blue Tailed Goodea Scientific Name: Ataeniobius toweri, Goodea toweri

Blue Tailed Goodea (Ataeniobius toweri))

Temperature Range: 72°F-85°F
pH Range: 7.5-8.5
Hardness Range: 30-60°

Family: Goodeidae

Species Type: Livebearers

Blue Tailed Goodea Adult Size: 4 inches (cm)

Blue Tailed Goodea Life Expectancy: 6 years

Blue Tailed Goodea Habitat: Small lakes, rivers and streams

Blue Tailed Goodea Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

Blue Tailed Goodea Temperament: A peaceful schooling fish

Blue Tailed Goodea Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - Does well with flake food

Blue Tailed Goodea Description: This fish is well adaptable to the aquarium environment. It will tolerate a wide variety of water conditions and will readily breed in captivity.

This fish is on the endangered species list. It's status is red. Even with it's endangered status, this species is still available from breeders.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Compatible with almost any other peaceful community fish that can accept similar water parameters.

Blue Tailed Goodea Breeding & Spawning: As this fish is a livebearer the female is fertilized directly by the male. The gestation period is about 8 weeks. Provide plenty of cover for the fry once they are born, but they are usually large enough to avoid being eaten by their parents.

Determining Blue Tailed Goodea Sex: Females tend to be larger with less blue in their tails. The males have a modified anal fin with a gonopodium.

Aquarium Region: All over

Blue Tailed Goodea Diseases: None specific to species

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